Some of the stuff we do as reporters

Being a crime reporter can be tough some times. The demands of the job aren’t too tough; it’s the unexpected that always hits you the hardest. I still remember seeing my first dead body. A man was trying to cross Old Iowa Park Road and didn’t make it. The photographer and I arrived a little…

New Maverick Kobe Bryant?

That’s the possibility I’ve heard circulating on the internet, I just hope it ain’t so. The trading chip of course being Dirk Nowitzki. As Buddy Holly more famously said “that’ll be the day that I die.” I don’t want the Mavs to trade the big German for anybody, unless they can clone a Michael Jordan…

Clouded Death of St. Louis Cardinal Josh Hancock

I’m sure everyone is aware of the death of the pitcher Josh Hancock. He was drunk and he crashed into the back of a tow truck on April 28. He had weed in his car, he was speeding, using his cell phone and he wasn’t wearing his seatbelt. Yes, it’s a tragedy, but what Josh’s…

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I’m getting ready to go on vacation and wont’ be back blogging with you again until Tuesday, June 5. With the national spelling bee coming up, I am repeating a blog I wrote last year. It is one of my favorites. If you need a Nick Fix from now until June 5, just click on…

I got crapped on

That’s right, yesterday I got crapped on by a bird. And it wasn’t that much of a lucky day — I have the losing lotto ticket to prove it. I was walking out of my house when splat, bird poop landed on my right shoulder. It was a strange brown/white consistency. I’m just glad it…

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Congrats Portland and Seattle. And you too Memphis and Boston. You all got what you deserved. You really shouldn’t look to a savior Boston and Memphis, because you have great superstars (Gasol and Pierce) already on your roster. I know you want to be more competitive, and I’m not saying you tanked the second half…

“24′” un-grand finale was lame

The on-line poll quizzed “24? fans on “What was your favorite part in the season finale?? (A.) Jack saying goodbye to Audrey. (B.) Karen and Buchanan are pardoned. (C.) Chloe tells Morris she is pregnant. (D.) Jack stands alone overlooking the ocean not knowing what’s next. My answer: (A.) Are you kidding? (B.) Who gives…

Hell can’t be too hot for this guy

I would like to be at the Pearly Gate when Christopher Hitchens arrives. I’d like to see the look in his eyes when this idiot stares into the eyes of God Almighty. The conversation might go something like this: GOD: AREN’T YOU THE PERSON WHO WROTE THE BOOK “GOD IS NOT GREAT?? Hitchens: uh, uh,…

If you don’t know Bo, you don’t know Diddley

You can’t judge an apple by looking at a tree. You can’t judge honey by looking at the bee. You can’t judge a daughter by looking at the mother. You can’t judge a book by looking at the cover. Those are lyrics from my favorite Bo Diddley song. If you don’t know Bo Diddley, then…

Random Sports Thoughts

I’m still looking forward to game 5 of the Suns-Spurs series. Even though the outcome might possibly be tainted, I’m still going to watch. No mater how much crying anybody does the NBA is not going to reverse the suspensions of Stoudemire and Diaw. I don’t think they should have been suspended, but who am…

Two more years! But not for you, Daddy Dearest

With only two hours left in the longest day ever, “24? is making news. First of all, my favorite TV show will be around for at least two more years. Although the show seems to be losing its edge here in its sixth season, Kiefer Sutherland’s contract runs through 2009 and it has been reported…

Grand Funk in the Falls; How cool is that?

When I saw who is coming to FallsFest this year, my first reaction was: “Are they still alive?? I first heard Grand Funk Railroad in my hippy days — at the Texas International Pop Festival in 1969. It was a Woodstock-like event at a race track in Lewisville that was put on just two weeks…

Sopranos pt. 5

Christopher Moltisanti died. My favorite character died. I was in disbelief last night. I had been following the guy for so long. I’ve watched every episode and he’s the character with the most depth. He had so many things going on in his life. And he died in a car wreck. I’m hoping that Tony…

Superman wasn’t the weirdest newspaper reporter

While being interviewed by Channel 6 last week, the reporter asked why I chose the newspaper business as a career. I answered: “If it’s good enough for Superman, it’s good enough for me.? I’m not sure what kind of reporter Clark Kent was, but even his habit of changing clothes in a telephone booth wouldn’t…

Stuff moms teach boys

It’s mother’s day, and besides the necessary thanks to my mom, Toni, I would like to offers some insight on the importance a mom has in a son’s life. It’s more than just cooking and cleaning you know. 1. Mom teaches children patience. After putting up with dads for years, the children have to learn…

Hug your mama, I wish I could hug mine

I always get kind of sentimental at this time of year. That’s because I have always been a Mama’s boy. And, boy, do I miss my Mama. She has been gone for almost 44 years. I was only 16 – a month before the start of my senior year in high school – when Mama…

Ride the Rocket

I’m glad the Rocket’s back. Its too bad he’s going to be in a Yankee’s uniform, but I’m just glad he’s back. He’s one pitcher you have to see play before you die. The things the guy can do at his age is amazing. He defies science every time he takes the mound. Maybe when…

Anarchy in straw country

McDonalds has stopped using white straws, I think. They have defied logical american psychology and switched colors. I bet they didn’t think anyone would notice. Well I did. I was shocked when I unwrapped my straw today. I didn’t know what to think. I almost didn’t drink my drink. I’m so used to my white…